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I want to get some new probes for my cheap digital multimeter. I need needle points (the ones I have are sometimes too thick) and also I need hooks so I can free up my hands while I'm tinkering.

Seeing as I'll only ever be a beginner hobbyist in electronics, is there any reason that options like these won't work? Thanks

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/313683386100?hash=item4908fc9ef4:g:wFMAAOSwyLhhSwHY https://www.amazon.ca/Multimeter-Probes-Digital-Electrical-Alligator/dp/B07GRRYJK7

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is there any reason that options like these won't work? Thanks

As a beginner hobbyist myself I also got some extra leads for my multimeter including those hook types which work really well.  So I don't see any reason at all that those shown in your enclosure would not work for you.


   
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Posted by: @yurkshirelad

I want to get some new probes for my cheap digital multimeter. I need needle points (the ones I have are sometimes too thick) and also I need hooks so I can free up my hands while I'm tinkering.

Seeing as I'll only ever be a beginner hobbyist in electronics, is there any reason that options like these won't work? Thanks

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/313683386100?hash=item4908fc9ef4:g:wFMAAOSwyLhhSwHY /a>
https://www.amazon.ca/Multimeter-Probes-Digital-Electrical-Alligator/dp/B07GRRYJK7

@yurkshirelad As long as your meter will accept the other end (I think 4mm) then that will work, but note that picture above is different from the pictures at the link. I have an ongoing interest in more leads, but everything I have seen is more than I need (many tips are useless to me) and pricey. I have ordered some red/black silicone wire 18AWG but still need to find the tips I want. My needles are so fine I bend them all the time. Mostly I use the clip on and alligator jaws and only occasionally the fine needles. Let us know what you get and how you like them after a while.

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For some reason the forum decided to show a preview of the second link but not the first.


   
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@yurkshirelad Ok, but they are totally different tips. Look at the alligator, and also the needles, very different. All ok though.

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